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When you or a loved one is facing myeloma, you need care from an experienced team. The Plasma Cell Disorders program at Levine Cancer Institute is one of the largest programs in the country. Our myeloma specialists follow more than 4,000 active patients, and we put our deep experience to work to give you personalized, expert care.

At more than 25 locations across the Carolinas, we provide access to top physician expertise and cutting-edge treatments to help you reach a healthier tomorrow.

Experts in Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Disorders

There are many different types of plasma cell disorders. And no matter what type you’re facing, we have the expertise to help you manage the impact of your disease with individualized attention.

Our specialists use leading-edge tools to get a precise diagnosis, which helps determine what treatment will be most effective for you. We offer advanced care for all types of myeloma and related blood conditions, including:

  • MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance)
  • Smoldering myeloma (asymptomatic myeloma)
  • Active myeloma (symptomatic myeloma)
  • Amyloidosis
  • Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia

Your Care Team

Your multidisciplinary treatment team will be led by one of our internationally recognized myeloma experts. Depending on your individual needs, your care team may include hematologists, medical and radiation oncologists, as well as specialized pharmacists, advanced care practitioners, clinical and research nurses, dedicated hematopathologists and social workers.

Plus, you’ll have access to a patient navigator who provides personal guidance and assistance through every step of your cancer journey. From scheduling appointments to helping with paperwork, our patient navigators connect you seamlessly to the right resources, so you can focus on getting better.

Advanced Treatment Options

To achieve the best possible outcome, we design a treatment plan based on your specific disease. Your treatment may include a combination of therapies, including:

  • Active surveillance, also called watchful waiting, where we regularly monitor your condition and start treatment if your disease progresses. Your doctor may recommend this if you have smoldering myeloma or MGUS, which don’t cause symptoms and may not need treatment.
  • Chemotherapy, which shrinks or destroys cancer cells with powerful medications that may be given as a pill or through an IV.
  • Immunotherapy (or biological therapy), which activates your immune system to fight cancer cells.
  • Radiation therapy, which uses high-energy X-rays to target and kill cancer cells. This option is only used in certain cases.
  • Targeted therapy, which uses drugs to target the specific genes or proteins that cancer cells need to grow while preserving healthy cells.

Transplant and Cellular Therapy

As the region’s only comprehensive transplant and cellular therapy center, we bring you access to advanced treatments not available elsewhere, including:

  • Bone marrow transplant, also known as stem cell transplant, which replaces diseased cells with healthy blood stem cells. Our state-of-the-art facility offers autologous (self), full-match and half-matched transplants. In just the past four years, we’ve performed over 300 transplants for patients with plasma cell disorders.
  • Car T-cell therapy, a type of cellular therapy that supercharges your blood cells to fight cancer. We’re one of only a few cancer care centers nationwide offering CAR T-cell therapy to treat certain types of myeloma through clinical trials.

Learn more about our Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program.

Access to Clinical Trials

As a member of both the International Myeloma Foundation and the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium – one of only two members in the Southeast and 22 nationwide – Levine Cancer Institute is at the forefront of groundbreaking clinical trials in multiple myeloma.

We’re using clinical trials to give you access to a new generation of multiple myeloma treatments, including targeted therapies and immunotherapies.

Learn more about our research and clinical trials.

Cancer Support and Survivorship Programs

Cancer affects every part of your life, and the care process can feel confusing and overwhelming – often involving physical, financial and emotional challenges for you and your family. From diagnosis through survivorship, we offer a wide range of resources to support you and enhance all aspects of your well-being.

Learn more about our cancer support and survivorship programs.

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